This component of the site is where I express my ideas on food advocacy and food justice. Due to my internships on campus I have been able to explore the food scene that is also supporting social justice in food establishments.
My work with the Slow Food UW Cafe allows me to work with students to host a not for profit, weekly cafe that sources all produce from a 50 mile radius of Madison.
As the social media and PR intern at Nostrano, a restaurant on the capital square allows me to understand how professional chefs work to source their ingredients from a personal farm as well as local Madison farmers. Nostrano also changes all their menus roughly every other week to reflect the seasons in Wisconsin.
Bakers’ Window is Madison’s newest bakery located on State Street where I volunteer my time to help owners, Karin and Brian, with the front of the house by explaining their choice in supplying the entire bakery with organic and local ingredients. I also help express to customers that Karin and Brian make all baked goods and artisanal breads in house and by hand. Their online presence is also an area I assist with in order to help them share their goals and experience to Madison and beyond.
My upcoming internship with Real Time Farms while marketing local Madison farms through interviews, photography and video stories also helps me develop my ideas about food advocacy and justice.
Finally, my odd obsession with social networking and new media also help me find a variety of information online that is similar to these interests. Perennial Plate is one of the best of the best in my opinion.
I have also included previous posts that were written while traveling through China this past summer. The exploration of the food in China was an eye-opening experience that introduced me to the worlds most bizarre foods.
Enjoy and as always bon appetit.